|What Does Your Vagina Discharge Tell You?|
|By Jing J.|
Have you been paying attention to your vagina discharge, the clear, watery, creamy or egg white-like mucus that comes out of your vagina month after month? It actually tells you quite a bit about the stages of your menstrual cycle. It also alerts you of abnormal conditions that you should be concerned about.
Here are a few common types of vagina discharge, and the time of your cycle they are likely to occur…
Dry – There is usually no discharge for a few days after your period and a few days before your next period. That’s why they’re called “dry days.” These are the days when you’re least likely to get pregnant if you engage in unprotected sex.
Creamy – Between your dry days and your ovulations you’ll notice white creamy mucus at the opening of your vagina that feels sticky or tacky. If you have a 28-day cycle, you’ll probably notice the creamy mucus on days 7-11, and days 17-26.
Egg white – If you notice clear and slippery egg white-like mucus, you’re probably ovulating. Your ovulation days are usually 12 to 16 days before your next expected period. This is the prime time to engage in unprotected sex if you want to be pregnant, or the “slippery days” if you want to avoid pregnancy.
Watery – Sometimes you may notice clear and watery discharge at different times of your cycle. This is completely normal, and it can be particularly heavy after exercising.
Brown – Sometimes you may also see brown discharge right after your period. It’s most likely the “cleaning out” of the vagina, and there’s nothing to worry about.
Yellow or Green – This may indicate an infection, especially if it’s thick or clumpy like cottage cheese or has a foul odor. If the discharge also accompanies pain, itching, discomfort, rash or sore, you should certainly get tested.
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Since I began to pay attention to my vagina discharge, I’ve learned so much about my monthly cycles. I’m continuously amazed by how much there is to learn about our bodies and ourselves. And the more we learn to read our bodies’ signals, the more prepared and ready we are to take better care of ourselves.
1.Take a free quiz and find out if your vaginal discharge is normal or not. We'll send you a free report after reviewing your answers.
2. Start tracking your vaginal discharge and menstrual cycles. It's a great way to get to know your own body and understand what's normal for you and what's not.
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3. Abnormal vaginal discharge is one of the signs of hormone imbalances. Leaving uncorrected, hormone imbalances can have serious health consequences in the long term. I encourage you to learn to listen to the signals your body has been sending you, identify the causes of the imbalance, and take steps to restore balance in your system.
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